Pudge Rodriguez Deserves One More Year

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Tony Menendez in MLB
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Ten years ago it was a dream season for Ivan Rodriguez.   1999 will never be erased from his memory.   His team, the Texas Rangers, won the American League West Division pennant, while individually, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award.   Sadly, the Rangers were swept by the New York Yankees in the league Division Series for a second straight year and eliminated for the third time in four seasons.   Texas lost nine consecutive postseason games, all versus New York in Division Series play. In fact, the only time they beat the Bronx Bombers was in Game One of the 1996 Division Series at Yankee Stadium.   Since then, the Rangers have never made another postseason run. If they can catch up to the Boston Red Sox in the next three weeks for the American ...

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